Need advice.What color should i paint my exterior

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    My g.f and i have been working non stop on this house for almost 2 years inside. Now after new windows were looking to paint the exterior. She chose a s.w smoky blue with white trim and headed for vacation. I purchased a 5 and i hate it.. Now she says for me to decide. I am looking for some advice now on color selection/opinions on her selection. i am trying to upload photo at the moment..

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    this is back of the house and her color selection.

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    :welcome: to House Repair Talk!

    It's really, really blue...that's for sure...:eek:

    What's more important, how you feel about your GF or the color of the house?
     
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    lol. It is VERY BLUE! We've been together for like 13 years so thats not really gonna be a problem... If i can choose a color and have it done before she gets back i think it'll be ok. Im just not the designer type. I don't hate the blue but its just very bold and i dont want to be "that one house" in my neighborhood..
     
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    I was personally thinking a darker grey with the white soffit and shutters.
     
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    What about graying the blue a bunch, happy compromise.
     
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    When I was deciding on a new exterior color, I drove into a new housing development with the "other half." When we drove past a color of a home that appealed to both of us, that was the color we chose.
     
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    IMO, your G.F opt nice color paint for exterior, we also used a s.w smoky blue its looking nice. If you want to use another color for the exterior, So, you can choose any one of them :- waikiki + Rave Raisain Dry Moss + Sweet Corn Italain Olive + Pale Pearl Single Red + Pilgrim Soft chenille + Crushed Ice Silk Route + Torns of Sun Desert Sun + Orange Silk
     
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    We had a house like that in our neighborhood, we called it the smurf house. Not knocking the lady's taste; just sayin'. You could try to mute the color a bit, as oldog mentioned. Or just generally stay in the same family of color. Lowe's will mix you small sample jars of valspar paint. you could pick out a few and do some small patches on the back wall, wait for your GF to get back and make a decision together. You don't actually have to use the valspar paint...once you know the color, the other Mfrs can match it.
     

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